What Do Meghan Markle and NZ Property Prices Have In Common

January 17, 2019

I like to think I am immune to those Woman’s Weekly articles about Meghan and Harry. The truth is I secretly have a quick read. Does Meghan really love Harry or is she just in it for the power. And even if she is just a very good actor, does that mean the marriage will…

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New Syndication Opportunities Coming Soon…

January 14, 2019

Last year we successfully syndicated 497 Ladies Mile and following on from the success of this syndication, our team has been hard at work looking for the next opportunity. We are pleased to announce that we are currently undertaking due diligence on several new syndicate prospects and will have new opportunities to bring to market…

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No letting fees – For You Or The Tenant

January 14, 2019

The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Act has now been passed, As of 12 December 2018, tenants cannot be charged letting fees. Letting fees are normally the equivalent of one week’s rent (excl. GST) and paid at the beginning of a tenancy as an upfront cost to the property manager. As you can imagine,…

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Are You Able To Earn While You Ski?

November 23, 2018

Looking to the future we all know we need to build equity to generate income without us having to work, so why is it that it gets so little attention? Last month a good friend finally bought an investment property. I’d been at him for years and he is now finally on his way to building the equity he’ll need…

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Are You Thinking About Buying An Investment Property?

November 23, 2018

Buying property takes time.  Lots of time.  How much should I spend? Where should I buy? What should I buy? Do I want capital growth or yield?  How do I get a good deal?  How should I structure the purchase?  How do I find time!!!? For over 10 years we have been helping people like…

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Thinking Of Selling?

October 10, 2018

Have changes to property management rules got you thinking of selling? Perhaps before you make the decision to pull the plug it is worth talking to one our advisors at Erskine + Owen first. If after that you still want to sell, then we can help find you the right sales agent. Get in touch…

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New Property Syndication Hamilton

October 10, 2018

Our latest syndication is a 5 unit workshop/storage complex in the rapidly growing area of Frankton in Hamilton. Why Syndicate? Today’s market has multiple challenges. Prices have escalated primarily in the main cities, and now also in regional centers such as Queenstown, Tauranga, and Hamilton. The Reserve Bank’s 35% deposit requirement has also impacted investors and on…

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Earning While I Ski

October 4, 2018

Last month a good friend finally bought an investment property. I’d been at him for years to get a passive income sorted so that when he finally hangs up his boots he could still earn an income. Phew, he’s finally on his way to building the equity he’ll need that will generate him an income without having to work.…

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Final Call For Ladies Mile Syndication

October 4, 2018

There are now only a few shares left available in our Ladies Mile syndication opportunity. As a reminder, It’s a 5-bedroom boutique lodge with a 4 bedroom managers house on approximately  4.7 hectares of land. We are forecasting a pre-tax yield of 3% but the real opportunity here is the potential value uplift. 497 Frankton Ladies Mile…

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80k Built In Equity in Queenstown

October 4, 2018

Purchased for $1.34m our clients were pleased when a similar neighbouring property sold in the same month for over $80,000 more than what we purchased this home for. This Queenstown property bought for our client has several classic features that will lead to good capital growth over the medium to the long term including :…

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